Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 05615
Claimant: Kamai
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Koolaupoko
Ahupuaa: Waikane
Ili: Kumunui, Kokowaleole
Statistics: 6636 characters 1080 words
No. 5615, Kamai
N.R. 91v5

To the Land Commissioners, Greetings: I hereby state my land claim in the 'Ili of Kumuniu, Ahupua'a of Waikane, District 6, Division 3, Island of Oahu. There are five lo'i, one kula and one house site. Two lo'i adjoin in the 'Ili of Makanui. The right was from the konohiki in the time of Kamehameha I.
KAMAI X, his mark

F.T. 77v11
No. 5615, Kamai (make)

Kaheana Hoohikiia, Ua ike au i kona aina ma Waikane, Koolaupoko

Apana 1. Ekolu loikalo, Pahale ma ka ili o Kumuniu.
Apana 2. Elua loikalo ma ka ili o Kokowaleole.
Apana 3. 1 loikalo ma ka ili o Kokowaleole.

Koaihulukea Hoohikiia, Ua ike au i konaaina e like me ka Kaheana i hai ae nei.

Apana 1. Penei na palena
Mauka, ko Ku aina
pela no ma Koolauloa
Makai, he Alanui Aupuni
Kailua, kahawai o Waikane

Apana 2. Penei na palena

Kahoe Hoohikiia, Ua ike au o na palena o keia Apana.
Mauka, ka mooaina o Kamalua
Koolauloa, ko Hipo aina
Makai,na loi o Makanui
Kailua, ko Mamulii aina

Apana 3.
Mauka, ko Kahuaokekai aina[illegible page taped over][Kaikaina aina]
Koolauloa, ko Mahoe aina, a me Wahalolo
Makai, [illegible - ko Kauhi] aina
Kailua, ko'u aina

No kona mau [makua][illegible] mai kona aina i ka wa o Kamehameha I, a ua [illegible] kona noho malaila a hiki i kona make i ka [illegible], aole mea keakea, A hooili oia i kona aina no kana keiki o Kaneheana ka inoa, a eia no ke noho nei me kona Makuahine o Kaheananui. ....

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.... 48/100 acres for which we have paid the Government in cash $1,884.48 besides for deed 4.00 and for surveying 18.00. [total] $1,906.48

4. That we have acted in the whole transaction in the most perfect good faith, and made every effort, before our deed was perfected, to have all claims settled. We even went personally, and sent notice by letter, and verbally on several occasions to have claimants appear and prove their claims, as required by the rules of your Board. We did not press the perfecting of the deed, but left the Government entirely free to take its own time in the matter.

We therefore most earnestly protest against the awarding of any claims included in our Royal Patent, not specially exempted in the instrument itself, as above set forth.

It is unnecessary for us to do more that faint [?] at the confusion that must ensue, and the destruction of all confidence in land titles, if Royal Patents are allowed to be disturbed, and purchases of government land subjected to litigation and annoyance in maintaining their rights. There are points upon which every member of your Board will be able to pass a just opinion, and see their bearing.

We therefore submit the above fact, and make this our protest, in the full behalf that you will make no awards to conflict with the Royal Patent we hold, and for which we have paid the government a full and fair equivalent.
Very respectfully, Your obedient Servants
Edwin 0. Hall, Henry Dimone [Dimone or Simone]

[Award 5615; R.P. 500; Kokowaleole Waikane Koolaupoko; 2 ap.; .36 Ac. Kumuniu Waikane Koolaupoko 1 ap.; 3.71 Acs]